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Jan 6, 2013 9:00am PST
, and it sounds like a deadline that i don't want to see. what i'd rather see is a bipartisan approach starting soon, as soon as we return, between democrats, republicans and the house and the senate, talking about where we go, for example in, tax reform. there's money to be saved in tax reform. there's money to be saved in other areas. debbie stabna, head of the senate ag committee found a way to save $23 billion in spending we don't need in the farm program and reduce the deficit. why doesn't the house take that up and pass it. that's a good move towards deficit reduction. >> let me ask you about money to be saved in tax reform, because if the government saves money in tax reform, that means somebody's taxes go up. do you think that taxes have been raised enough on the wealthy? >> i can tell you that there are still deductions, credits, special treatments under the tax code which ought to be looked at very carefully. we forgo about $1.2 trillion a year in the tax code, money that otherwise would go to the government, and when you look closely, some of those things are near and dear to us indi
Jan 13, 2013 9:00am PST
, that is just a nonstarter for you. >> we don't think any of those things work. >> so the art of compromise in washington is for somebody to give something up, and for the other people to give something up. what are you willing to put on the table? >> well, you should absolutely be willing to compromise on things that accomplish the purpose. our objection to those things is that they interfere with people's rights without doing anything to solve the problem. if you are going to solve the problem, there are two things that you have to do. you have to get to the root of the problem, and in virtually all of these cases, it is a mental health problem and we have a mental health system that has collapsed and secondly you have to provide security because you can't always find somebody who is about to do something. we are not experts on mental health and we are not experts on security, though we've set up independently somebody who is to look into that, but we do know a little bit about guns and firearms and what works and what doesn't work. we are not willing to compromise on people's rights when
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